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Roy Halladay on track to start Saturday versus Marlins

Sep 26, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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Shutting down Roy Halladay because of his shoulder problems remains a possibility for the Phillies, but for now at least he’s scheduled to start Saturday against the Marlins.

Halladay failed to make it out of the second inning Saturday versus the Braves, allowing seven runs and struggling with shoulder muscle spasms, but Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that he had no issues during a 32-pitch bullpen session today.

Pitching coach Rich Dubee called the bullpen session “very encouraging” and repeatedly credited Halladay for being “super accountable” by wanting to pitch rather than calling it a season early. Of course, whether that’s actually a positive thing in the big picture is debatable.

Halladay, who’ll be 36 years old next season, has a 4.40 ERA in 151 innings for his worst mark since 2000, snapping a streak of four consecutive seasons with a sub-3.00 ERA.

  1. El Bravo - Sep 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    ….murky….at…..best…..

  2. bleedgreen - Sep 26, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Its just …. why? Why even risk anything? Get some kind of rehab going so you can be fresh for spring training. The season is over, get a look early at some young arms, let Utley try his luck @ 3rd base and get a head start on next season. There’s what? 6 games left? What the hell are you waiting for?

  3. mrdry14 - Sep 27, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Charlie is an idiot who lets the players decide how much they pitch and when they feel like running (Rollins). Hopefully Charlie will be out and Sandberg in next year. The Phils won without a manager in previous years, but the NL has gotten much better this year. They need an actual manager going forward.

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